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Zhejiang University of Science and Technology
Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (ZUST) is a multi-disciplinary university specializing in engineering, and incorporating disciplines in science, arts, economics, management, and education. Combining the successful administrative experience of German universities of applied sciences with its own experience, ZUST explores ways of cultivating international talents with innovative spirits and professional skills.
ZUST has two campuses. Xiaoheshan Campus is located in the historical and cultural city of Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, which is one of the most prosperous provinces in China. Situated at the foot of Xiaohe Mountain, it has a tranquil lake on its campus and is surrounded by hills; Anji Campus is located in Anji County, which has won the United Nations’ Habitat Scroll of Honor Award. Xiaoheshan Campus is 30 minute-ride from Westlake, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, 20 minute-ride from Alibaba headquarter, the world's largest and most valuable retailer.
Currently, more than 21,000 full-time students are pursuing their studies in ZUST. Among its 1400 or so faculty members, over 450 members have titles of professor and associate professor. It has 14 schools and offers 56 undergraduate programs and 34 postgraduate programs across a wide range of fields. Furthermore, ZUST has 3 state-level key majors, 9 provincial-level key majors, 3 provincial-level key labs and 8 provincial-level key disciplines.
ZUST was designated by the Chinese Government as a pilot institution of Sino-German cooperation in cultivating high-level career-focused graduates; it is the standing organizer of “Chinese-German Education Forum”, and is one of the first batch member universities of the Excellent Engineers Education and Training Program of the Ministry of Education. The development of ZUST is closely associated with international collaboration. Since its foundation, ZUST has embarked its close cooperation with Germany, and has now become an important platform for education and technology cooperation between Zhejiang Province and Germany. Up until now, ZUST has successfully established cooperative relationships with 125 universities in Germany, USA, Italy, UK, Australia, France, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, etc. ZUST is still making strides in the development of international cooperation in the areas of faculty and student exchange, research and degree programs. Many distinguished guests and professors visited ZUST and worked here, including the former German President Roman Herzog and Christian Wulff.
At present, ZUST is running 12 English-taught undergraduate programs and 9 English-taught postgraduate programs. Moreover, ZUST provides a master’s degree program of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL), a bachelor’s degree program of Business Chinese for Chinese language beginners, and is prepared to receive transferred students with Chinese language proficiency. With the further development of international cooperation and the establishment of distinctive undergraduate and postgraduate majors, the number of international students is increasing significantly. More than 2300 international students from 108 countries are studying in ZUST.
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